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Top 10 Surf Shops in the U.S.A.



Unique to surfing (and other board sports), the lifestyle out of the water is dominated by surfing-centric entities. In the same way that brands have built names for themselves as staples of the industry so have the stores selling the products.  Surf shops all across the world are a place to meet like-minded people, catch up on the local wave report, or pick up whatever you need to hit the surf.  Using our new Adrenalist Foursquare, we’re showing you EXACTLY where to find these beach gems.

Pacific Wave

Santa Cruz, CA

“Santa Cruz may be teaming with amazing surf shops this one in particular truly embodies the Nor-Cal spirit by carrying more locally made surfing products than any other store in the world.”

Ron Jon Surf Shop

Cocoa Beach, FL

“Although purists may claim the brand has become diluted as a function of their success, its hard to argue that there is any surf shop more iconic than Ron Jon in the world.”

Hansen Surfboards

1105 S. Coast Hwy 101 near W J St, Encinitas, CA

“Originally founded on Hawaii’s legendary North Shore in Oahu, Don Hansen first opened his doors in 1961. Currently they boast over 6,000 pairs of sandals all year in their 16,000 square foot retail location.”

Frog House Surf Shop
Newport Beach, CA

“Known by locals as a ‘real surf shop,’ the Frog House boasts that inside you will find ‘real surfers selling real surf products in a way you wont find at many other surf shops the world over.’”

Malibu Surf Shack
Malibu, CA

“With close proximity to what many revere as the best wave in all of California, Malibu Surf Shack has been the premiere local retailer in Malibu since 1972.”

Farias Surf & Sport
Ship Bottom, NJ

“Located in Long Beach Island on the famed Jersey Shore, Farias has been providing locals with the gear they need for over 35 years”

Long Beach Surf Shop
Long beach, NY

“Providing locals and day trippers from the city alike with everything they need to get in the water from boards to wetsuits. This place is the surfing cultural hub of the Long Beach community.”

Jeff Clatk’s Mavericks Surf Shop
 Princeton-by-the-Sea, CA

“Founded by Mavericks pioneer Jeff Clark in 1995, they carry products focused on the majesty of Mavericks and big wave surfing as well as offering their own line of Mavericks branded products.”

Maui Surfboards
Kai Malina, Lahaina, HI

“First opening its doors in 1966 Maui Surfboards is arguably the oldest operational surf shop in Hawaii and undoubtedly decades older than any of its Maui compatriots.”

Surf n Sea
Haleiwa, HI

“Built in 1921 and continuously operating since 1965, Surf & Sea lays claim to being Hawaii’s oldest ‘Surf and Dive’ shop. Located on Hawaii’s renowned ‘7 mile beach’”

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